What's Doing

A listing of area meetings and events in the Brainerd lakes area.

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Brainerd Legion breakfast buffet planned

BRAINERD — The Brainerd Legion will have a breakfast buffet 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 23.

Cost for adults is $10 and kids are $5.

Jim Chamberlin to speak at The Morning Group

BRAINERD — The Morning Group at The Center, 803 Kingwood St., in Brainerd, will have Jim Chamberlin from Happy Dancing Turtle, speak about the innovative conservation activities he uses on his farm and how Happy Dancing Turtle shares their knowledge and expertise.

Those who want to attend do not have to be a member of The Center.

Members of the Morning Group pay $1 donation to the Giving Fund. First time attendees get a free pass plus a coffee and a doughnut (first come, first served).


Brainerd Regional Human Services Center retired employees to meet

BRAINERD — Brainerd Regional Human Services Center retired employees will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Local 218 in Brainerd.

The Center, Brainerd, bridge scores

Monday winners: Marv Meyer, 5470; Jeff Hartmann, 4090; Sandy Severt, 3430.

Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society to meet Wednesday

BAXTER — Judd Brink, owner of MN Backyard Birds, master naturalist and birding guide, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Northland Arboretum, 14250 Conservation Drive, Baxter.

Brink will take you on a two-week adventure with photos and stories through the cloud forest to the Amazon and to the islands of the Galapagos.

Program is sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society and is free and open to the public.

Masks are not required but feel free to wear one. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Lorrene Maroney at or the Northland Arboretum at .

Area bridge scores

Ideal Town Hall, Oct. 11: Chris Brown and Diana Brown, 40.50; Jo Bonestroo and Clare Fulton, 38.50; Ginny Hersey and Pat Nentl, 38.00; Tom McGrath and Helen McGrath, 37.50; Mel Schlichting and Diane Schlichting, 36.50.


Ideal Town Hall, Oct. 13: Mel Schlichting and Diane Schlichting, 78.00; Chris Brown and Diana Brown, 76.00; Mickey Smith and Clare Fulton, 75.50; Mary Leland and Marlene McArthur, 74.00; Ginny Hersey and Carolyn Thompson, 72.00.

Crosslake Community Center: Oct. 14: Bruce Peck, 5490; Sally Larson, 4940; Pat Herrick, 3760.

Crow Wing County Genealogical Society to meet Thursday

BRAINERD — The Crow Wing County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, Oct. 27, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Center, 101 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd.

Research and social time will begin at 6 p.m. with the meeting at 7 p.m. followed by the program.

The Society will show a video presentation from Mike Keene titled, "The Untold Story of the Orphan Train.” This video will highlight the problems defining an orphan's heritage.

Any questions, call 218-828-0365.

Alpha Chapter OES to meet

Alpha Chapter OES will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24.

Hackensack American Legion Auxiliary to have deer hunters dinner

HACKENSACK — Hackensack American Legion Auxiliary will serve a deer hunters dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Nov. 4, at the Legion Post.


Dinner includes a hot beef sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, vegetable, milk or coffee with a slice of pie.

Cost is $12 for adults; and 10 and under are $7.

Proceeds will benefit veterans and the community.

Parkinson’s disease seminar set for Nov. 1

BAXTER — There will not be a regular Parkinson’s disease support group meeting.

Instead, Anushka Shiell from the American Parkinson’s Disease Association will do a presentation from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 1, at Lord of Life Church in Baxter.

This seminar on advancing Parkinson’s disease discusses symptom management of motor and non-motor symptoms as Parkinson’s disease progresses into later stages. The seminar also reviews other aspects of planning for the future, including advanced health care directives and seeking help from friends, family and community resources. Home modifications, how to select and orient paid caregivers and if or when to transition to care out of home will be discussed. The group will also briefly cover end of life decisions.

Sandwiches will be provided so RSVP to 218-829-4017 or call with questions.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Caregiver Support Group meeting set for Monday

BAXTER — The Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates and the Alzheimer’s Association will host a Caregiver Support Group meeting at 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at Lakewood Church, 6284 Fairview Road in Baxter.

For those who are caring for a friend or relative with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, attend the Caregiver Support Group meeting.

For questions, contact Kent O’Grady at .

Brainerd Duplicate Bridge Club scores

Oct. 19: Bruce Eastman and Patrick Spradlin, 26; Sandy Chase and Sandy Severt, 22; Bob and Sandy Crozier, 22; Jim Anderson and Marlene McArthur, 19.

Bridge is played at 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday in the Westgate Mall.

Advance sign-up is recommended. To sign up or for questions, email or .

Senior dance planned

There will be a senior dance from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Waukenabo Town Hall with music by Frank and Fran.

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